Multipoint forming using hole-type rubber punch

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Hassanin, H., Tolipov, A., El-Sayed, M., Eldessouky, H., A. Alsaleh, N., Alfozan, A., Essa, K. and Ahmadein, M. 2022. Multipoint forming using hole-type rubber punch. Metals. 12 (3), p. 491. https://doi.org/10.3390/met12030491
AuthorsHassanin, H., Tolipov, A., El-Sayed, M., Eldessouky, H., A. Alsaleh, N., Alfozan, A., Essa, K. and Ahmadein, M.
Abstract

Reconfigurable multipoint forming is a flexible sheet forming technique aimed at customised sheet metal products. However, one drawback of multipoint forming is the cost and time needed to set up and align the upper and lower pin matrices. This study introduces an optimisation study of a novel hole-type rubber punch replacing the top pin matrix of multipoint incremental forming, aiming to reduce pins setting up and alignment complexity and time. Finite element modelling and design of experiments were used to in-vestigate the effect of hole-type rubber punch configuration such as hole size, hole type, and the compres-sion ratio on the wrinkling, thickness variation, and shape deviation. This research shows that the most significant process parameter in all responses was the hole size. The compression ratio of the material was found to be insignificant in wrinkling and shape deviation. The hole-type rubber punch parameters were found to be a hole size of 9 mm, circular hole type, and a compression ratio of 75%. This experimentally resulted in an improved parts wrinkling of 80%, when compared to using solid rubber punch, with the added benefits of reduction of the cost and time needed to set up and align the pin matrices.

KeywordsMultipoint forming; Finite-element modelling; Design of experiments; Sheet metal forming
Year2022
JournalMetals
Journal citation12 (3), p. 491
PublisherMDPI
ISSN2075-4701
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/met12030491
Official URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/2075-4701/12/3/491/htm
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Deposited22 Mar 2022
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